adjective, bon·ni·er, bon·ni·est.
- (of people) healthy, sweet, and lively.
- (of places) placid; tranquil.
- pleasing; agreeable; good.
Origin of bonny
Related Words for bonnyblithe, buxom, cheerful, chubby, comely, fair, fine, gay, handsome, healthy, merry, plump, pretty, ravishing, sportive, strong
Examples from the Web for bonny
Contemporary Examples of bonny
Bonny Island in Nigeria and St. Michael's in Maryland had much in common in colonial times.Nigeria's Hunt for Dick Cheney
December 4, 2010
Historical Examples of bonny
Here be lilies in the cheeks, and not roses such as befit a bonny bride.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Naething but a bonny wee bairnie, whause mither has tint it!Salted With Fire
It's no possible he's ever seen the bonny man as I hae seen him!'
The earth-house had no longer any attraction for Steenie: the bonny man was not there; he was risen!
And a scraichin fear grippit me, 'at I was turnin fause to the bonny man.
adjective -nier or -niest
Word Origin for bonny
1540s, of unknown origin, apparently from Old French bon, bone "good" (see bon).